If you have a gas fireplace, you have probably heard that they don’t need a lot of upkeep or cleaning to work properly. While it is true that gas fireplaces can burn cleanly and are very easy to take care of, you still need to do an annual maintenance before you turn it on in the winter season. With any appliance in your home, a gas fireplace can become troublesome if it goes neglected for too long. Have peace of mind this winter season by cleaning your fireplace and chimney.

Fireplaces work hard to keep your home warm, sometimes that causes the buildup of debris inside of the vent or chimney, meaning you should clean your fireplace annually. Here are some things to look for when cleaning your gas fireplace.

Residue

If you use your gas fireplace a lot during the winter seasons, the residue will start to build up over time inside and outside of your fireplace. If you clean it at least annually, you won’t have any problems down the line, plus it only takes a few minutes. Make your gas fireplace sparkling clean to enjoy your fire to the fullest. Be sure to check the manual or a technician to see what the best cleaning solution you should use on your fireplace.

Check Your Logs

If your gas fireplace has fake or ceramic logs, they can deteriorate over time due to the heat radiating from the fireplace. These logs can eventually start to cling to the side of your insert and get stuck. Ensure they are in good shape before you start your fireplace for the first time this season.

Dirty Frame and Glass Doors

Check your glass doors and frame annually for dirt buildup and scratches. If you notice that your glass door has a chip in it, it may become hazardous if you don’t deal with it right away. The heat from the fireplace can meddle the glass, which can be very costly to replace.

Book an Annual Appointment

To make sure that your gas fireplace is running at 100% capacity, book a technician to inspect it annually. They will thoroughly check your fireplace for any chips, cracks, or dirt that may be on the glass doors or the frame. They will also check to see that your interior gas ignition is working properly and that it will ignite perfectly every time. Additionally, they will check your fireplace’s heat output and make sure all the valves and connections underneath your fireplace are working properly. If they notice any dirt that is blocking the vents or ports, they will clean it to ensure that your fireplace has the proper air flow.

Don’t listen to what others have to say, checking your gas fireplace annually is super easy and it will have a longer lifespan. Enjoy your fires this winter peacefully and with the sense of calmness that comes with having a clean and safe fireplace.

 

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